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Pops orchestra performs holiday concert

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The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra perform a free concert 7 p.m. Saturday in the CVIC Hall.
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Concert goers will be greeted by the harp music of Quintessence at this year’s Carson Valley Pops holiday concert.

The free concert will be led by co-conductors Bill Zabelsky and Stephanie Dodge Reynolds 7 p.m. Saturday in the CVIC Hall.

“It’s a nice way to continue the holiday season, and enjoy some great music,” board vice president Margaret Biggs said. “This is one of the more popular concerts. It puts everyone on the holiday mood.”



Also included in the program will be traditional Christmas songs, a medley from the movie “Frozen” and a singalong at the end.

Quintessence will return during intermission.



“It’s a relatively newly formed group,” Biggs said of the harpists. “We’ll probably feature them at a concert at a later date.”

Nearly 20 raffle items will be available including dinner gift cerificates, gourmet wine and food baskets and paintings.

All proceeds from the raffle and drink sales go toward new sheet music and equipment for the orchestra.

The Carson Valley Pops is a nonprofit organization made up of musicians in the community who donate their time and talent to provide free concerts to Carson Valley. There are about 40 members consisting of both amateur and professional musicians, middle school, high school and college students as well. The orchestra has awarded scholarships to graduates the last two years.

“There’s a lot of musical talent out there, and to be able to come hear it locally is a good thing,” Biggs said.

For more information visit http://www.cvpops.org or call Biggs at 775-843-0830.